Finally on top?

I was going to have a right proper rant about something today, but I can’t for the life of me think what it was about. Either my memory’s going or I’m mellowing – whichever, old age probably has a lot to do with it.

So, what have I been doing all week? Well, mostly I’ve been feeling a bit sorry for myself. The poet’s been working away in Scotland this week, including an evening at the Edinburgh fringe. And, aside from missing him, and having to cook my own teas, I wouldn’t have minded going to the Edinburgh fringe myself. He’s back now, for the bank holiday weekend. Then he goes again on Tuesday.

The week has generally been spent plodding through the work in progress, although I seem to have lost Tuesday entirely. I’ve worked on 2 non-fiction books this week, editing and revisions, and I’ve also pegged 24 jobs to pitch for, if they’re all still available. I didn’t have time to do a walks report, and I didn’t do very much writing boot camp. But today, I’ve just finished everything I wanted to finish this week and, at 1:30pm, seem to be twiddling my thumbs. I didn’t do any blog posts because I didn’t know what to write, but maybe had I done it when the rant caught me there might have been something to read!

So, what to do now? Well, I’m about to break for dinner (aka lunch, as it’s the middle of the day, sort of), and I have a hair appointment at 4:30pm. I should have gone to that last Friday, but when I hopped into my car, the battery was flat, and I had to move the appointment to this week instead.

Ah yes, that’s some of what we did at the weekend last. Because the poet managed to flatten his car battery at the Yorkshire Rock and Bike Show, and because I also had a flat battery less than a week later, we did go shopping for jump leads last Saturday. We also wanted to spend a bit of time together as he was about to abandon me for the best part of the week, so Saturday evening we went to see Guardians of the Galaxy at the pictures, and we had a lovely meal at Pizza Express

On Sunday we went to fish, but everywhere was full or there were matches on, so Sunday turned into a bit of a scenic drive.

This weekend we’re off to Birmingham for part of it, then we’ll decide what to do with the rest of it. 

So, what to do this afternoon? I think I’ll do some writing boot camp. What are you up to this weekend?

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4 thoughts on “Finally on top?

  1. Jackie 23 August 2014 / 3:12 am

    I hope you didn’t need jump leads for your get together last Saturday! *giggles* This bank holiday weekend it’s just us, no place to go or have to be at, thank Gawd! Toyboy’s got to work on Monday, but he’ll be home not too late, or so he tells m.


    • Diane 26 August 2014 / 11:08 am

      They tried to get the poet to work on Bank Holiday Monday, as they don’t have that up there, but we were already busy. 🙂


  2. carolwarham 26 August 2014 / 7:43 am

    You are as busy as always, but happily so! 🙂 We have been run off our feet getting the house finished. We go away this friday for 5 weeks and straight after our return cath and kids move here! Do lots of organising for that as well as Iris and Sam….phew! Did manage to get the book off with only days to spare, but at least it’s gone. Will email before I go and argue with a volcano!


    • Diane 26 August 2014 / 11:08 am

      It’s great that they’re finally coming home. Good luck with it all. 🙂


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